To provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.

Hello and Welcome to the World of Food Banking

 

Welcome to our first Newsletter! This quarterly communication is a great opportunity for us to highlight programs, services, special events and showcase accomplishments so that you, our dedicated supporters, can see the work we are doing at the Food Bank.

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March Madness

March Madness

The congregation at Sun Grove Church used their March Madness food and clothing drive to benefit EG Food Bank. Each quarter, the parishioners at Sun Grove work to support a “need” within our community. After considering the operation and mission of local organizations, EG Food Bank was chosen as the inaugural “need”. Community Groups, all Sunday School grade levels and individuals at Sun Grove helped to collect over 2,500 pounds of food and bags and bags of men's clothing for EGFBS.

Elk Grove Community Garden

Community Garden

 

The Elk Grove Community Garden donated a total of 4,822 pounds of fresh organic vegetables and herbs during its latest growing season.  The Garden also added eight new Food Bank plots last year for a total of 28 plots that are now growing produce for EG Food Bank. The lumber for the eight new plots was donated by Paramount Petroleum, (located on Waterman Road) and the plots were assembled and filled with soil by Boy Scouts earning their Eagle Scout badges. 

 

This year, volunteers from the Food Bank have taken on the responsibility of growing fruit and vegetables in the Garden.  In addition, high school student volunteers have been assigned Food Bank plots in which to work their high school community service hours. 

 

EGFBS is thankful for the on-going donation of fresh produce and volunteerism from the Elk Grove Community Garden. The Food Bank has benefitted from the Garden’s bountiful harvest for over nine years, and has distributed tons of this fresh produce to our neighbors in need.